West Hatch Animal Centre

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West Hatch Animal Centre


The Animal Centre is closed to the public until further notice.

We introduced new Covid-secure rehoming policies and procedures during the last lockdown and found them to be very effective. We will therefore continue to rehome animals virtually by organising video call meet and greets, conducting rehoming applications and assessments over the phone, and delivering companion animals to their new homes via a network of our frontline staff who are designated key workers by the Government in England and Wales. This does mean that rehoming will be restricted to local homes only during the lockdown.

Our phone lines remain unmanned while we work with reduced staff, so please email whdomcen@rspca.org.uk to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Further information on how the lockdown in England affects our services is available on the RSPCA website.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time. It is very much appreciated.


Here at the RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre, most of our animals have been rescued from neglect and bad treatment by their previous owners. 

We look after dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and many other types of small domestic animals - at any one time we could be caring for over 150 animals.We spend weeks, sometimes months, rehabilitating them and preparing them for a new life and a second chance.

In 2018 we rehomed 136 dogs and 194 cats. Our small animal block rehomed 32 rabbits and 162 other companion animals. That is a total of 524 animals in one year! We also microchipped 215 animals, neutered 297, vaccinated 471 and performed 178 operations.

It costs the RSPCA over £2000  a day to run the West Hatch Animal Centre. The RSPCA relies entirely on kind donations from people like you.

The RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre takes in animals from RSPCA Inspectors only. The demand for spaces for the animals they bring to us is ever increasing and we are therefore unable to accept unwanted pets or stray animals from members of the public. We are able to provide information on centres that can re-home animals for the public on request.

Rehome a pet - can you offer a home to an animal in our care?